You may wish to start by consulting the Get Involved section of our website that provides valuable guidance when planning mental health Awareness Events. There among the topics you will find helpful information on annual mental health awareness events, crafting your message, and downloadable graphics and other media-related items.
While NAMI does not offer “workshops” or trainings regarding mental health for public audiences, our local Affiliates offer several free presentations where NAMI peer speakers can come to your school/organization to talk about mental health that you may find relevant for your awareness event. In particular:
- NAMI Ending the Silence is a presentation designed for middle and high school students, school staff, and parents or guardians of middle or high school aged youth. Audiences learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.
- NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental health conditions and recovery. This program is also available in Spanish, En Nuestra Propia Voz de NAMI.
- NAMI Compartiendo Esperanza is a bilingual presentation for Latino communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
- NAMI Sharing Hope is a presentation for African American communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
Also, we would encourage you to ask your local NAMI Affiliate about any additional programs they offer to the public. To find your nearest NAMI Affiliate, click on your state through the Find Your Local NAMI menu.
The following link to the NAMI Store is where you will find brochures and other NAMI premia for purchase. Alternatively, fact sheets on mental health and NAMI logos may be downloaded for free from NAMI’s website.